Pages Navigation Menu

Spring Launch

SPRING LAUNCH

We begin launching boats that are accessible by the crane as soon as the weather permits-usually mid to late April.  We launch on the coloured weekdays throughout the spring and on Saturday May 7th and 14th.

Boats that are in the two rows closest to the water must launch before May 14th.

Please call for an appointment or send us your preference on the attached form.  Don’t delay as dates fill up quickly.

Late launches can be accommodated but may require moving a boat from its winter storage location to a location in the yard that does not interfere with other launches, parking or storage requirements.  If a boat move is required, charges will be billed as the equivalent of a launch.  Please help prevent such a move by advising us prior to haulout and we can store your boat in a late launch location.

The start of a new boating season is always fun.  Come early, be prepared and enjoy the day.  It is a good time ti renew old friendships and make new ones.

Mast Stepping

Mast stepping can be done by appointment on alternate launch days.  Mast stepping is not available on Saturday May 7th or 14th as those are launch days.  When you are prepared and ready to step your mast, see Gerry at the mast crane to find out when you can bring your boat to the dock for mast stepping.  In order to help us reduce waiting times for other customers following you, please be prepared by doing the following:

  • Ensure that your rigging is all in order and lubricated if necessary (white Teflon grease is the best) before heading to the mast crane
  • Prevent birds from nesting inside your mast by plugging openings early in the spring, remove nests if necessary
  • Once we have stepped and secured your mast, please return to your dock to finish tuning the rigging and install your boom and sails

Cradle and Trailer Storage

Clearly mark your name and/or boat name on your cradle or trailer.  Lable the bow end as such.  Take cradle pads home for safekeeping and dry storage during the summer immediately after you are launched.  Do not attach ladders, frames or other equipment to cradles as they are easily damaged in handling.  A rack is provided in the east yard for ladder storage.  Mark your name on your ladder.  If you do not wish us to store your cradle or trailer, advise us before launching.  Please remove the cradle/trailer within 5 days after launch (before we put it in storage)

 

LAUNCH  REQUEST FORM

Comments or questions are welcome.

* indicates required field